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Two Diabolo Starts



There are various ways to get two diabolos going.


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Throw Start






  1. Speed up the first diabolo. Put the right-hand stick into the left hand, so that the sticks are angled away from each other at a 45-degree angle.
  2. Take the second diabolo in your right hand with your middle finger on the axle and wrist slightly bent.
  3. Throw the diabolo in the air spinning it slightly as you throw it.
  4. Take the right-hand stick back and catch the diabolo on the right-hand side of the string then shuffle the diabolos.




Wrap Start






  1. Speed up the first diabolo. Put the right-hand stick into the left hand, so that the sticks are angled away from each other at a 45-degree angle.
  2. Take the second diabolo in your hand. Bring it towards the outer side of the string and wrap the string around the axle of the diabolo.
  3. Spin the diabolo slightly with your fingers and immediately take the right stick back into your right hand.
  4. Do a few short tugs (tightening and loosening the wrap on the diabolo) to speed up the diabolo and keep it from colliding with the other diabolo.
  5. Unwrap the diabolo and let it roll down the string. Meanwhile throw the other diabolo up slightly and continue shuffling the diabolos.




Fast Start






  1. Speed up the first diabolo. Put the right-hand stick into the left hand, so that the sticks are angled away from each other at a 45-degree angle.
  2. Take the second diabolo in your hand with your middle finger on the axle and wrist slightly bent.
  3. Flick the diabolo on to the right side of the string, spinning the diabolo slightly as you throw it.
  4. Take the right-hand stick back and continue shuffling the diabolos.




Anti Fast Start






  1. Speed up the first diabolo. Put the right-hand stick into the left hand, so that the sticks are angled away from each other at a 45-degree angle.
  2. Grab the second diabolo so that your middle finger is on the bottom of the axle.
  3. Flick your wrist and let go of the diabolo (giving it some spin) so that the diabolo hits the left side of the string and travels under the first diabolo towards your right stick.
  4. Flick your wrist and let go of the diabolo (giving it some spin) so that the diabolo hits the left side of the string and travels under the first diabolo towards your right stick.
  5. Do a right backwrap on the second diabolo (wrap the string around the diabolo, tug at the diabolo to add speed) then unwrap the diabolo into the shuffle.




Floor Start






  1. Have the string around one diabolo. Make sure the edges of the cups are aligned.
  2. Bring the right side of the string over and under (around) both diabolos.
  3. Position the right-hand stick a little lower than the left stick and have a bit of tension on the string.
  4. Quickly pull up with the right stick, letting the second diabolo go into the air while the first diabolo has a right backwrap.
  5. Undo the wrap on the first diabolo and catch the second diabolo. Shuffle the diabolos.